Manor croft – little croft road
goring-on-thames – oxfordshire
High Street shops, River Thames and railway station (London Paddington within the hour) – 2/3 Minutes Walk Reading (London, Paddington 27 minutes) – 11 Miles M4 (J 12 ) - 11 Miles M40 (J6) - 14 Miles Henley on Thames - 12 Miles Oxford - 19 Miles Wallingford - 4.5 Miles (Distances and times approximate)
Manor Croft is a most stunning home, built in 2017, impressive and striking in architectural design, and stylishly appointed throughout with contemporary high quality fixtures and fittings, peacefully situated in approximately 0.38 of an acre of professionally landscaped electrically gated part-walled and wrought iron railed gardens and grounds, extending in all to approximately 4,337 sq ft, inclusive 5 bedrooms, 3 being suites, 2 with dressing rooms, 4 bathrooms, 6 reception rooms, and an integral double garage, affording a wonderful lifestyle to be enjoyed, which embraces contemporary living with that of a rather more traditional air, whilst duly encapsulating an ‘Al Fresco’ living, culminating in a simply stunning family home.
Idyllically located in a most desirable attractive location in the very quiet heart of this quintessential English riverside village, enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook, yet just a short walk from the mainline train station providing direct access to London in approximately 45 minutes, extensive array of shops and amenities, and outstanding schooling, Manor Croft must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
• An Exquisite Family Residence, Built In 2017, Extending To Approximately 4,437 Sq Ft Of Striking Architectural Design & Exceptionally Stylish Appointment Set In Stunning Professionally Landscaped Part-Walled & Wrought Iron Railed Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.38 Of An Acre
• New Home 10 Year Building Warranty Originating In 2017
• Quintessential English Riverside Village Within Close Walking Distance to The River Thames, Extensive Amenities, Outstanding Schooling, and Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington In Well Under The Hour
• Spacious & Attractively Landscaped Electrically Gated Driveway & Forecourt With Part-Walled & Wrought Iron Railed Surrounding Gardens
• Oak Framed Covered Front Entrance Porch
• Grand Galleried & Vaulted Reception Hall With Winding Oak Staircase
• Cloakroom With ‘Hansgröhe and Villeroy & Boch’ Furniture
• Coat Cupboard
• Media Cupboard
• Inner Hall
• Integral Double Garage
• Vaulted Drawing Room With Double Height Arched Window & Limestone Fireplace With Log Burner
• Open Plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room With Feature Lantern Light, Handmade Painted Oak Kitchen With Stone Worksurfaces & Utility Room
• Grand Open Plan Dining / Family Room With Feature Bay Window & Dual Bi-Fold Doors Opening On To Gardens
• Sitting Room With Limestone Fireplace & Integrated Log Burner
• Study With ‘Neville Johnson’ Fitted Desk & Library Furniture
• Grand Galleried Landing
• Airing Cupboard
• Linen Store Cupboard
• Master Bedroom Suite With Bi-Fold Doors To Balcony, ‘Neville Johnson’ Fitted Walk-In Dressing Room, En-Suite Bathroom With ‘Hansgröhe and Villeroy & Boch’ Furniture & Roll Top Bath
• 2nd Bedroom Suite With Snug, Walk-Through Dressing Area, En-Suite Shower Room With ‘Hansgröhe and Villeroy & Boch’ Furniture
• 3rd Bedroom Suite With En-Suite Shower Room With ‘Hansgröhe and Villeroy & Boch’ Furniture
• 4th Bedroom
• 5th Bedroom Decked-Out With ‘Neville Johnson’ Dressing Room Furniture
• Family Bathroom With ‘Hansgröhe and Villeroy & Boch’ Furniture & Roll Top Bath
• In All Extending To Approximately 4,337 Sq Ft
• Private & Mature Electrically Gated Professionally Landscaped Part-Walled & Wrought Iron Railed Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.38 Acre
• Traditional Summer House With Decked Veranda
• Traditional Greenhouse
Goring-on-Thames lies serenely in the beautiful Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire and the Berkshire Downlands opposite above the village of Streatley, the area known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap’ and designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
In 2010 Goring was awarded the prestigious ‘Oxfordshire Village of the Year’ and also the coveted ‘South of England’ title. Local amenities include a super primary school, an excellent range of interesting shops and restaurants, together with a riverside café, boutique hotel, two olde worlde inns, health centre, veterinary practice, dentist and library. Importantly, a mainline railway station provides fast commuter services to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. The central village ‘Conservation Area’ has a wealth of architecturally interesting properties, many listed and dating from around the 16th Century. Historically, Goring-on-Thames traces back to Saxon times.
The area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of state and private schooling which includes not only the well revered Goring-on-Thames Primary School and Langtree Secondary School in Woodcote, but also Cranford House School, The Oratory Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School, St Andrews Preparatory School, The Oratory School, Pangbourne College, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Downe House, Rupert House School, Shiplake College, The Abbey School, Bradfield College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon School, Abingdon Preparatory School, Radley College, and St Helen & St Katharine.
Streatley-on-Thames, on the Berkshire side of the river, is another picturesque village surrounded by hills and woodlands now mainly owned by the National Trust. Fronting onto the river by the bridge crossing over to Goring-on-Thames is The Swan at Streatley, a luxury 4 star riverside hotel with adjoining Coppa Club and leisure and fitness facilities.
Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) services have commenced from Reading, with the full service scheduled to commence in 2021, which together with the completed electrification of the line has significantly improved travelling times to East and West destinations.
Situated in a peaceful and idyllic location in the prestigious quiet heart of this popular English riverside village, privately nestling in mature and professionally landscaped electrically gated part-walled and wrought iron railed gardens and grounds, Manor Croft is a striking and most impressive recently built residence, which enjoys a wholly relaxing yet engaging ambience, showcasing proudly the architectural attributes of the property, both internally and externally. Built to an exceptionally high standard, the property is of traditional architectural design and build, yet duly strikes its own architectural notes, blending in seamlessly with the local vernacular, yet showcasing proudly its architectural prowess.
Particularly generous and well-appointed accommodation is afforded, extending in all to approximately 4,337 sq ft, with an inspired and distinguished layout to be found, boasting open plan contemporary living combined impressively with that of a rather more traditional air, which embraces light and space creatively. All rooms throughout the house have their own special ambience and character, with a very real style and quality afforded to design and the fixtures and fittings, whilst this will be most impressively enjoyed as one walks through from the stunning grand galleried reception hall into the vaulted drawing room, with its central double height arched window setting a theatrical tone as it showcases the wrap around gardens.
All principal reception rooms lead off the grand galleried reception hall, including the drawing room with limestone fireplace and log burner, study with fitted ‘Neville Johnson’ desk and library, sitting room with limestone fireplace and integrated log burner, open plan kitchen / breakfast room with utility room, and dining / family room with wide bay window and dual bi-fold doors opening out to the gardens. The kitchen / breakfast room and utility room are luxuriously fitted out, with hand painted oak units blending seamlessly with the stunning stone worksurfaces and is only further enhanced by the charming atmosphere afforded via great natural light from a feature lantern light and the open aspect through to the dining / family room and gardens beyond, truly inviting inside outside living and perfect for ‘Al Fresco’ dining.
Rising to the first floor via the stunning turning oak staircase, stunning views over the hall and landing above are to be enjoyed, with the spacious galleried landing opening through to 3 bedroom suites, 2 further bedrooms and a simply wonderfully atmospheric family bathroom with roll top bath. The master bedroom suite is truly wonderful, with bi-fold doors to the balcony, a stunning ‘Neville Johnson’ fitted walk-in dressing room, and a delightful en-suite bathroom with roll top bath. The 2nd bedroom suite is also quite special, with a walk-through dressing area, snug, and en-suite shower room.
A simply wonderful opportunity afforded to acquire such a stunning and engaging home in the most prestigious of locations, early viewing of Manor Croft is highly recommended.
Privately resting in its mature gardens and grounds, a wide splayed brick paviour driveway opens through to the property via dual electrically operated wrought iron gates, flanked by impressive brick pillars and walling, with wrought iron railings running off the gate wall to the front boundary, adorned with extensive mature planting and trees. The splayed driveway is surrounded by a mature landscaped garden, with a central lawned area and stepping-stone pathways interspersed throughout the beds. Gated access is granted either side of the house, with a patio terrace off to one side accessed from one set of bi-fold doors from the house, and one to the other side of the house, creating an all encompassing ‘Al Fresco’ lifestyle with great inside outside flow.
The main rear gardens run off the stone laid patio which wraps around the property on 3 sides, with a feature art installation waterfall off to one corner. Gravelled pathways to the west side of the house intersect between herbaceous flower beds and raised vegetable beds, which are adjacent to a wonderful traditional greenhouse overlooking the main gardens. The path continues down, flanking the main garden, to the far corner, where a delightful traditional summerhouse with decked veranda will be found, peacefully looking back across the gardens towards the house itself. The extensive centrally featured lawn is surrounded by mature planted borders, which contain an endless array of colourful plants, further enhanced by the mature backdrop of hedging and trees.
Most stunning and private, the gardens and grounds truly are all encompassing and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: All main services are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating (Underfloor to ground floor) and hot water from pressurised water system. Cat 6 network installed throughout for multimedia integration. Ultrafast broadband available for connection. Mains alarm system installed.
Warranty: Premier 10 year new home warranty originating in 2017
EPC Rating: B / 86
Postcode: RG8 9ER
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council. Telephone: Directions
From our offices in the centre of Goring-on-Thames turn left and proceed down the High Street. Turn left opposite the Miller of Mansfield into Manor Road and at the bend in the road by the John Barleycorn Pub continue straight across, staying within Manor Road. A short way along, take the second left into Little Croft Road, and Manor Croft will be found on the right-hand side at the top of the road.
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